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Tracy Edwards

Technician - Psychology Laboratory

School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing

017526367000

tedwards@marjon.ac.uk


Tracy Edwards

Role Summary

Tracy is the Senior Psychology Technician overseeing the specialist Psychology facilities. She supports undergraduate and postgraduate students in areas such as the application of statistical analysis, writing skills and presentation skills. She has a keen interest in biopsychology, particularly in furthering student understanding of the brain structure and function and runs enhancement activities including practical brain dissection.

Tracy travelled extensively throughout her MSc studies across Europe, the USA, Canada and China. In the early 1990s she transferred her skills in plant material DNA and RNA extraction to working in cartilage and bone medical research. This sparked an interest in structure and function of the human body.


Qualifications

  • MSc Applied Biology 1992, University of Oxford
  • HNC Applied Biology 1985, Oxford Brookes University


Teaching

Tracey as lab technician supports the following courses:

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • MSc Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • MSc Sport & Exercise Psychology

Tracy has held Laboratory Facility Manager roles at the Universities of Oxford, Sheffield and Leeds Beckett before spending 10 years working in similar posts in New Zealand and Australia, primarily at James Cook University in Queensland.


Research

  • Dentistry: Surface characteristics of titanium implants
  • Bone: Osteoclasts and osteopetrosis
  • Cartilage: Membrane linked metalloproteinases.
  • Poplars: Chemotaxonomy and disease resistance.


Publications

Edwards, T (2018) Psychology Laboratory Facilities Operational and Safety Manual (Plymouth Marjon University, UK)

Edwards, T (2018) Laboratory Facilities Operational and Safety Manual (Plymouth Marjon University, UK)

Edwards, T (2012) Dentistry PC2 Laboratory Safety Manual (James Cook University, Australia)

Edwards, T (2009) Transitional and Containment Facility 3088 Manual (Massey University, College of Sciences, New Zealand)

Edwards, Bishop and Grabowski (2002). Failure of osteoclast induction from peripheral blood in a child with osteopetrosis. Bone 30 (3): 16S.

McKie, Edwards, Dallas, Houghton, Stringer, Russell and Croucher (1997). Expression of members of a novel membrane-linked metalloproteinase family (ADAM) in human articular chondrocytes.  Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 230, 335-339.

McKie, Dallas, Edwards, Apperley, Russell and Croucher (1996). Cloning of a novel membrane-linked metalloproteinase from human myeloma cells. Biochem. J. 318, 459-462.

Grof, Winning, Scaysbrook, Hill and Leaver (1995). Mitochondrial pyruvate dehydrogenase molecular cloning of the E1a subunit and expression analysis. Plant Physiol. 108, 1623-1629.

Greenaway, May, Scaysbrook and Whatley (1992). Analysis of phenolics of bud exudates of Populus violascens by GC-MS. Z. Naturforsch. 47c, 773-775.

Greenaway, May, Scaysbrook and Whatley (1992). Analysis of phenolics of bud exudates of Populus simonii and Populus yunnanensis  by GC-MS. Z. Naturforsch. 47c, 477-480.

Greenaway, May, Scaysbrook and Whatley (1992). Compositions of bud and leaf exudates of some Populus species compared. Z. Naturforsch. 47c, 329-334.

Scaysbrook , Greenaway, and Whatley (1992). Relation of ‘antimicrobial’ compounds present in poplar bud exudates to disease resistance by poplars. Z. Naturforsch. 47c, 197-201.

Greenaway, May, Scaysbrook and Whatley (1991). Identification by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry of 150 compounds in propolis. Z. Naturforsch. 46c, 111-121.

Greenaway, Scaysbrook and Whatley (1990). The composition and plant origins of propolis : A report of work at Oxfordshire. Bee World. 71 (3), 107-118.

Greenaway, Davidson, Scaysbrook, May and Whatley (1990). Hybrid origin of Populus nigra. Confirmed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis of its bud exudates. Z. Naturforsch. 45c, 594-598.

Greenaway, Scaysbrook and Whatley (1989). Headspace volatiles from propolis. Flavour and Fragrance Journal. 4, 173-175. 

Greenaway, Jobling and Scaysbrook (1989). Composition of bud exudates of Populus X interamericana clones as a guide to clonal identification. Silvae Genetica 38, 28-32.

Greenaway, Wollenweber, Scaysbrook and Whatley (1988). Novel isoferulate esters identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry in bud exudates of Populus nigra. J. Chromatography. 448, 284-290.

Greenaway, Scaysbrook and Whatley (1988). Phenolic analysis of bud exudates of Populus lasiocarpa  by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Phytochemistry 27, 3513-3516.

Greenaway, Wollenweber, Scaysbrook and Whatley (1988). Esters of caffeic acid with aliphatic alcohols in bud exudates of Populus nigra. Z. Naturforsch. 43c,795-798.

Greenaway, Scaysbrook and Whatley (1988). Composition of propolis in Oxfordshire, U.K. and its relation to poplar bud exudates. Z. Naturforsch. 43c,301-305.

Greenaway, Scaysbrook and Whatley (1987). The analysis of bud exudates of Populus X euramericana, and of propolis, by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Proc.R.Soc.Lond.B 232, 249-272.


Expert Membership of professional bodies

  • Member of the Institute of Science and Technology (MIScT)


Roles on external bodies

 


Other Interests

Tracy has also competed in rowing to a reasonable competitive level at Oxford, Sheffield and in Cairns on waterways inhabited by sharks, crocodiles and deadly box jellyfish. She maintains an academic interest in personal motivation and drive with regard to sport and exercise.

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